Robinson Canó says “enjoying the game” is key

The Eastern Stars of Dominican baseball Robinson Canó affirmed this Tuesday that "getting out there and enjoying the game is vital to avoid pressure at this stage of the season", which is nearing its end.

If there is a player on the Oriental roster with experience to face the challenge posed by the semifinal of the Dominican winter baseball championship, it is Canó.

We must go to give our best, as in every game, not go thinking that we are in a Round Robin. Play the same baseball we’ve always played, ”said Canó, who ranked third in the team’s lineup, in the defeat this Monday against the Tigres del Licey in the first game of the semifinal.

“For me to think that you are playing a Round Robin is to put pressure on you, what we have to do is enjoy the game,” said the player, champion of the Major League Baseball World Series in 2009 with the New York Yankees.

When asked about what aspect would be decisive for the Stars to advance to the final, Canó indicated that all aspects of the game are important, since There must be a combination of pitching, defense and offense to win games.

“To win you have to achieve a combination of the little things, both in pitching, defense and offense,” Canó said.

On the work done to strengthen the team for this stage of the season, Canó was satisfied and said that each of the integrations carried out was necessary and it fulfills the objective of filling the open spaces that the team had in those positions.

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“We have a veteran in the bullpen, like Fernando Rodney, a first baseman like Yamaico Navarro, who for me is the best hitter in this league,” Canó said.

He also highlighted the speed in Luis Medina’s pitching and the quality and experience of left-handed Fernando Abad, pointing out the arguments that these players selected in the Re-entry Draft of the Professional Baseball League of the Dominican Republic have.

Canó will continue to be a guiding point for a Stars waiting to shine again at the top of the Dominican championship.



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